St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy provides a F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. education for its students as they strive to become life-long learners:
F riendly environment that is safe and student-centered
A cademic challenges and values-based learning
N eeds-Based student interventions
T argets tied to students assessments
A ctivities that engage & motivate students in the classrooms and after-school
S tudents who are leaders and self-confident
T echnology that facilitates individualized and small group projects
I nstruction in both the creative visual arts and music
C ommunity-linked student experiences
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy is a diverse community comprised of students, families, faculty, and staff who work collectively to provide a Christ-centered quality education to its students.
In addition to academic excellence, our mission is to help students develop active and creative minds, to instill in them a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and to embolden them with the courage to defend and act on their beliefs.
We encourage our students to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we empower them with essential skills to be life-long learners.
Our school has been a very vital presence within the parish and community since 1914. The current faculty and student body carries on that long tradition. Our educational standards at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Academy are high as we strive to educate the whole child, preparing each to live in a fast changing world. Children are equipped with fine educational tools and a good sense of Christian moral values so that they are prepared to face the challenges they will meet as they lead productive lives as adults.
The faculty and students of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Academy are taught to live the message of Jesus and experience the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives. We encourage and support one another as we strive to become one in a Community of Faith. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy is founded on the belief that an individual develops as a person with free will, aware of his/her own unique origin and lives by the convictions well founded in that culture.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy, located in the heart of Park Slope on President Street, enrolls students in Pre-K-3 through grade 8. Free Universal Pre-Kindergarten is available for 4-year-olds. The SFXCA Board is responsible for the governance of the academy.
STUDENT DIVERSITY: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy is a diverse community of students. Our enrollment includes 53% African American/Caribbean, 36% Caucasian, 9% Latino, 1% Asian, and 1% other groups or multiracial. Roman Catholics comprise 63% of the student enrollment. Few SFXCA students reside in the Park Slope community, but live in less affluent neighborhoods. About one third of the enrolled students receive federally provided Title I services which are offered to students who live in public schools’ areas that have been identified as high poverty neighborhoods.
CLASS of 2016: The class of 2015 earned acceptance at the finest secondary schools in the city. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy graduates can be found at St. Saviour, Xaverian, LaSalle and Fontbonne Hall, to cite a few examples, as well as the specialized schools of the city. The graduating class earned over $40,000 in scholarships.